negative energy drains you-- you get real tired,and feel DRAINED-- you can fight this off by wearing a terminated amethyst crystal necklace /also burning black candles dispells negativaty, as for a curse-- bad things keep happening or unexplainable illnesses-- i recommend making a witch bottle, you need a jar with a lid-- you put in the jar sea salt, broken glass, pins and needles and nails, a clove of garlic, you can also add some of your own urine or blood to bind the spell to yourself-- put the lid on the jar tight-- you can hide in your home or bury outside of your house on you property-- it sends the evil spells back to the person that sent the spell to you in the first place/ also to uncross yourself you need a purple candle, dragons blood oil-- coat the candle with the dragons blood oil-- on a piece of paper write your full name 9 x-- than write over your 9 names-- uncross/ or to reverese a curse write reverse a curse-- put paper under candle, pour a circle of salt around candle--light and concentrate on the candle and your intention-- do not leave candle unattended-- and let it burn out on its own and the spell is complete. eosjos
In my experience, negative energy can go away through meditation. So long as it's not a purposeful energy invasion anyways.
Another way to remove a curse is to put a mirror, with the reflective side facing out, to your window. It's said the negative magick will bounce off the mirror and back to the person sending it.
As far as how to tell the difference...try the meditation and mirror first. If you still experience "bad" things then you need to think about something. Are YOU creating the negatives through worry or guilt of something?
My take on karma is that it's nothing more than ones own guilt causing the reactions.
I agree with Nevermore about karma, its what you make of it, beleiving every bad thing you do will come and bite you is the bum, it probably will, and saying that it doesn't matter how much good you do, it does not get replaid by some magical force IMO, People make their own karma.
However if you believe you are seriously cursed you should seek professional help unless you know exactly what you are doing.